Canal Crazy in Connecticut
October 26, 2017
Benedict Arnold: A Traitor Among us
November 16, 2017

Here’s a list of the stories on the “For Students” tab. Click on the chapter heading to go to that chapter.

Chapter 1: Geography

NEW: Read-Along Chapter 1 Video

Land
Connecticut Rocks!
Hill-Stead’s Mastodon Discovery
The Weston Meteorite
Let’s Explore the McLean Game Refuge

Water
The Connecticut River
Building Dams for Water & Electricity
American Shad: The State Fish

Chapter 2: First Peoples

NEW: Read-Along Chapter 2 Video
Learning Through Places Lesson Plan: The Tantaquidgeon Museum

Uncas, the Mohegan Tribe, & the Founding of Norwich
The Pequot War
The Mohegan Tribe & the New Nation
Mushroom Hunting
Medicine Woman Gladys Tantaquidgeon

Chapter 3: Quinnetukut Becomes Connecticut

NEW: Read-Along Chapter 3 Video
Learning Through Places Lesson Plans
– The State Capitol
– Rural Town: Lebanon
– Neighborhood Subdivisions: Beman Triange in Middletown

Settling Connecticut
Daily Life in a Colonial Town
The Amistad Captives: Freedom on Trial

Chapter 4: Cities and Towns

Connecticut Cities: By the Numbers
My Town:
Avon
Bridgeport
Danbury
Fairfield
Hartford
Lebanon–With a Learning Through Places lesson plan
Manchester
Middletown
Monroe
North Haven
Norwich
Plainville
Ridgefield
Stamford
Waterbury
Windsor
Woodbury

Chapter 5: Notable Connecticans

NEW Learning Through Places Lesson Plan: Women’s History–Hill-Stead Museum

Artist Alexander Calder Moves to Connecticut
Benedict Arnold: A Traitor Among Us
Charles Goodyear Makes a Discovery!
Patriot Ethan Allen
Medicine Woman Gladys Tantaquidgeon
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Baseball Hall of Fame Jeff Bagwell
John Brown and the Road to the Civil War
The Long Journey of Joseph Cinque
Writer Mark Twain
Nurse Pioneer Martha Minerva Franklin
State Hero Nathan Hale
State Heroine Prudence Crandall
Stubby: A Canine Hero of World War I
Tom Thumb
Venture Smith’s Remarkable Life
Walter J. “Doc” Hurley

Chapter 6: Wars & Disasters

Wars
The Pequot War
Revolutionary War
-Benedict Arnold: A Traitor Among Us
-Patriot Ethan Allen
-The Burning of Fairfield
Civil War
John Brown and the Road to the Civil War
World War I
Stubby: A Canine Hero of World War I

Disasters
Connecticut Responds to 9/11
Catastrophe on the Connecticut River
Tragedy on the Tracks
Waterbury’s on Fire!
Hartford Circus Fire
Hurricanes Connie & Diane/Flood of 1955

Chapter 7: Our Economy

New! Read-Along Chapter 7 Video
Learning Through Places Lesson Plan
– Mill Town: Taftville
– Transportation Hub: Litchfield

Jobs Then & Now
NEW Learning Through Places Lesson Plan – Family Farms: Jewish Farmers in Connecticut

Child Labor: Working as a Newsie–with an Inquiry Kit
Slavery in Connecticut: Venture Smith–with an Inquiry Kit
The Whaling Industry
Writer Harriet Beecher Stowe
Baseball Hall of Fame Writer Claire Smith
Nurse Pioneer Martha Minerva Franklin
Mill Town: Taftville —with a Learning Through Places lesson plan

Connecticut Invents!
NEW Learning Through Places Lesson Plan – Engineering: West Cornwall Covered Bridge
Albert Pope’s Amazing Automobiles
Charles Goodyear and the Invention of Vulcanized Rubber
Pepperidge Farm
Mounds & Almond Joy Candy Bars
Inventing the WIFFLE Ball
Made in Connecticut: PEZ Candy (Invented in Austria)

Moving Across Connecticut
Albert Pope’s Amazing Automobiles
Connecticut’s International Airport
Taking the Stagecoach–with a Learning Through Places lesson plan
Canal Crazy in Connecticut

Chapter 8: Let’s Go!

Let’s Explore
Let’s Explore the McLean Game Refuge

Let’s Play
Connecticut’s Year in the NFL
Hartford Yard Goats Trivia
Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell
Baseball Hall of Fame Writer Claire Smith
Coach Walter J. “Doc” Hurley

Let’s Create
Artist Alexander Calder Moves to Connecticut

Let’s Learn
Educated in One Room–with an Inquiry Kit 

Chapter 9: Fun Facts

Connecticut’s Nicknames
The State Animal: The Sperm Whale
Connecticut State Seal
Legend of the Charter Oak
American Shad: The State Fish

Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans

Are children better prepared for adulthood by working or by going to school? (LINK)
What does it mean to be free? (LINK)

Learning Through Places Lesson Plans